By Stanley C. Brown. Copyright 2016 by Stanley C. Brown. Published by Rim Country Press. Paperback.
Explore the little-known facts behind some of Rim Country’s most interesting places. Stan Brown takes you from A-Z n Rim Country to explore how some of the area’s most interesting places got their names.
“Driving south out of Payson on SR 87 my imagination goes into overdrive. Each place we pass brings to mind stories about people and events: Ox Bow Hill, the Sam Haught and Chilson ranches, Rye Creek, Deer Creek, Mazatzal Mountains, Sunflower. So it goes all the way to Phoenix. Other directions stimulate more images: north to Pine, Strawberry, Fossil Creek; up on the Mogollon Rim, Crook Military Road, Happy Jack, Mormon Lake. East to Little Green Valley, Tonto Creek, Kohl’s Ranch, Christopher Creek, Gordon Canyon, and we haven’t yet climbed the Rim to Woods Canyon Lake, Forest Lakes, Heber, Show Low; on and on.”